Americans living in nonmetropolitan/rural counties had higher rates of suicide from 2001 to 2015 than those living in metropolitan counties, according to a CDC report. While we’ve seen many causes of death come down in recent years, suicide rates have increased more than 20% from 2001 to 2015. Suicide rates increased across all urbanization levels. Specifically, nonmetropolitan/rural counties had higher suicide rates than medium/small or large metropolitan counties. Across urbanization levels, suicide rates were consistently highest among men and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Natives compared with women and other racial/ethnic groups. For more information click here.
Suicide Trends Among and Within Urbanization Levels by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, Age Group, and Mechanism of Death